Six Afghan policemen killed in Taliban ambush in Afghanistan
At least six Afghan police officers have lost their lives after their convoy was ambushed by Taliban militants in the country's northern province of Balkh, an Afghan official says, according to Press TV.
According to Abdul Manan Raoufi, the police operation chief of the province, the militants attacked the convoy on Sunday night in the Dawlat Abad district of Balkh.
He said the ambush happened when the police were en route to the neighboring province of Jawzjan after conducting a military operation in the district.
Raoufi added that a Taliban leader was also killed in the gunfight between Afghan police and the militant group.